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Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested two gang members over the holiday weekend.

On Dec. 26, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested Adrian Garcia-Miramontes, a Mexican national who was arrested after he illegally entered the United States near Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal records checks revealed him to be a member of the Paisas gang. In 2009, the 44-year-old migrant was arrested by the Hidalgo County Sherriff’s Office for sexual assault and was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to two years’ probation. Garcia-Miramontes has multiple removals from the United States to include his previous encounter in which he was sentenced to 65 months’ confinement.

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The next day, MCS agents conducting processing duties identified a Salvadoran national whose records checks revealed his affiliation to the Mara-Salvatrucha gang. In 2016, he was sentenced to one year confinement for unlawful carrying of a weapon in Harris County, Texas and was subsequently removed from the United States.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

Author: Press Release

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